OSHA Asked to Determine Financial Effect of Crane Certification

According to the November 10 issue of the SC&RA Newsletter, a panel convened under the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) issued a report requesting OSHA to clarify the economic impact of certification and training requirements for crane operators in the agency's proposed draft standard on cranes and derricks in construction. The SBREFA panel […]

13/11/2006 - 06:00 am

SuperArm Offers Adjustable Head Height

The SuperArm, a new version of the Magic Arm below-the-hook crane attachment, offers greater capacity and adjustable head heights. U.S. construction methods often feature thicker floors than the original Magic Arm could accommodate. With an adjustable head height, the lifting hook and C-shape double pulley, will allow operators more flexibility in delivering construction loads directly […]

10/11/2006 - 06:00 am

Speedy Lifting’s Acquisition Fosters Growth for LGH USA

Although it shares the same name and logo as U.K.-based Lifting Gear Hire Group plc, Lifting Gear Hire Corp., Bridgeview, Ill., runs as a separate division with regards to its internal departments and financial backing, and the company was not affected by Speedy Lifting's acquisition of LGH Group last month. According to Tony Fiscelli, general […]

08/11/2006 - 06:00 am

Stafford Expands in Virginia, Adds Products to Line-up

After acquiring Scott-Gallaher, Inc. last month, Stafford, Tifton, Ga., now has 11 locations in the Southeast and has expanded into Roanoke, Va. With the acquisition, Stafford's product line-up includes Kobelco Cranes, New Holland Construction Equipment, Terex construction equipment, Terex articulated and rigid frame trucks, Broderson Cranes, and Atlas Copco attachments. In April, Stafford bought A.E. […]

08/11/2006 - 06:00 am

NCCER/NACB Crane Operator Certification Focuses on Standards

Focusing on the ASME B30.5 and OSHA 1910 standards, subject matter experts from across the nation participated in written and practical test development meetings beginning last May to design the new mobile crane operator certification program available from NCCER, Gainesville, Fla., and the North American Crane Bureau (NACB), Orlando, Fla. Guided by NCCER's test-development partner […]

07/11/2006 - 06:00 am

SC&RA Weighs in on Training Standards for Crane Operators

SC&RA Vice President Beth O'Quinn publicly supported the proposed draft standard on cranes and derricks in construction during OSHA's Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) in October, according to the Construction Labor Report. Responding to arguments that training costs would become an undue hardship for small firms, O'Quinn said: "Training is already mandated […]

07/11/2006 - 06:00 am

Terex-American Bolsters Product Line with New Crawler Crane

Wilmington, N.C.-based Terex Cranes is scheduled to release a new 230-ton crawler crane, the HC 230, in the second quarter of 2007. Preliminary specifications for the machine include a maximum boom length of 240 feet with a 77-inch hammerhead tip to 270 feet with a 77-inch or 92-inch offset tip. An 85- or 90-foot jib […]

01/11/2006 - 06:00 am

National Crane Unveils 30-Ton Crane with Patent-Pending Controls

At the Manitowoc Crane Group Expo in October, National Crane, Shady Grove, Pa., introduced the new 30-ton capacity 1300H Series boom truck to the North American market. The 1300H is the largest capacity National Crane that can be mounted on a three-axle truck, while maintaining an overall vehicle length of 40 feet and carrying over […]

01/11/2006 - 06:00 am

Manitowoc Reveals Plans for New 220-Ton Crawler

The Manitowoc Crane Group, Manitowoc, Wis., revealed plans for its 220-ton Model 14000 crawler crane at its CraneExpo in mid-October. Having received several dozen orders already for the 14000, Manitowoc will begin deliveries in early 2007. According to Al Kadow, product marketing manager for Manitowoc, the Model 14000 is being positioned as a suitable alternative […]

01/11/2006 - 06:00 am

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